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Pop-Up by Ruby Khoury

  • Café Méricourt 22 Rue de la Folie Méricourt Paris, Île-de-France, 75011 France (map)

Azimeh /noun/ : - native Palestinian word defined as {an invitation to} a festive occasion, usually a gathering amongst friends and family. It is an expression of hospitality, generosity, and soul focused on bringing people together around a table laden with food.

Palestinian native turned Paris-trained chef, Ruba Khoury combines her refined technical skills with the rustic essence of her ancestral palate to create an elevated form of Middle Eastern soul food. Born and raised away from her home country, Ruba has now circled back to her roots in an effort to find her voice as a chef and her place in the world as a member of the Palestinian diaspora. She uses her unique take on food as a bridge to better discover, preserve and share her Palestinian identity.

For the past 6 years, Ruba has worked in some of the top restaurants of Paris including Septime and Yam’Tcha, both Michelin starred restaurants. Now she marries her Parisian training with her traditional Palestinian sensibilities, creating food in homage to her culture. 

In 2017 she opened a Middle Eastern café, in the 9th district of Paris to intense fanfare. Her cuisine was named number 1 best new street food in 2017 by Le Figaro scope, and was featured on Tres Tres Bon Francois Gaudry’s podcast as his ‘coup de couer’ of the year. She also received a number of sparkling reviews from the notable critics David Lebovitz, Le Fooding and L’Express. 

Come savor a taste of Ruba’s food in her first Azimeh, at Cafe Mericourt.

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Earlier Event: February 23
An evening with David Lebovitz